Among other results of a detailed, decade-long study comparing gay, lesbian, and heterosexual marriages. They also found that “lesbian bed death” really does happen, that gay couples are most likely to assign power based on how much they earn, and that in general, heterosexual women are the least happy in their marriages, since their marriages are less equal and they get the short end of the stick.
That’s higher than it’s been since the Pliocene, between 3 and 5 million years ago. In the Pliocene, sea levels were more than a hundred feet higher. (Question: if carbon dioxide levels are really 25% higher than they were in the 1950s, should we be seeing plants do especially well?)
Let’s just pause for a moment to appreciate the fact that a spaceship we launched in September of 1977 is not merely still around and functioning, but is actually sending back brand new information about the universe, previously unknown to science. Can we find the guys who built this and ask them if there’s anything else they’d like to build?
The mice not only lived longer, but stayed in better health for that time. Imagine a treatment that would add 20 years to your life: it’s not just possible, it’s here.
As you play, you pick up orbs that make light slower and slower, initially producing stuff like doppler shifting and eventually full-on time dilation as the speed of light approaches your maximum walking speed. This is awesome. [via @asterick]
Japanese scientists have developed a method to create a viable egg from stem cells derived from skin cells. This could allow two men to combine their DNA into healthy offspring with just their DNA, although currently they would still need a surrogate to carry the baby to term.
Even brief loss of oxygen to the brain can result in serious damage; an extra 15-30 minutes to get someone out of a trauma situation to a lung machine can make an enormous difference. [via @edrabbit]